The winters sports season is almost here, with varsity-level teams getting excited about upcoming games, meets and matches.
In the Plattsburgh City School District the varsity boys basketball, girls basketball, bowling, hockey, swimming and indoor track teams have already begun practice.
Seton Catholic Central's varsity boys basketball, girls basketball, and indoor track teams are also preparing as well as students on the Beekmantown Central School District's varsity boys basketball, girls basketball, hockey and wrestling teams.
PHS Varsity Boys Basketball
The varsity boys basketball team will be coached by Chris Hartmann. The team's overall record was 18-5 last year with a 11-3 conference record.
This year's team will consist of forwards Justin Curtis, Andrew Favro, James Stiger, Anthony Porcelli, and Akawish Tarar; guards Tre Bucci, Tevin Conners, Jordan Knight, Kyle LaPoint, Ab MaKnani, Ethan Votraw; and centers Rob Fout and Kevin Stallsmith.
"We expect to be very competitive in league play," said Hartmann. "We return four out of five starters and have a very deep bench. The key to our success will be the team playing together and believing in each other."
PHS Varsity Girls Basketball
The varsity girls basketball team will be coached by Sue Wilson. The team's overall record was 6-13 last year with a 6-10 conference record.
This year's team will consist of forwards Emily Manchester, Jackie Moore, Brin Keyser, and Kiarra Dragoon; and guards Charisse Abelland, Megan Gadzute-Shea, Hillary Miller, Kelly Menard, Justine Rotz, Merle Curle and Olivia Carlsson.
"With almost all of our starters returning from last year, we will look to improve this season," said Wilson. "We are hoping to take advantage of our speed and the leadership provided by our returning players. Our new players bring enthusiasm and a strong work ethic and will contribute to our overall success."
PHS Varsity Bowling
The varsity bowling team will be coached by Vickie Millan.